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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Called in one evening when passing through. Seafood pancake looked like someone got sick on the plate. Glass of wine 8 50. Schnitzel only slightly better and tasteless chips. Wont be back

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Fantastic food,especially the Venison Ragu,which is a house speciality.Great service and lovely open fires.Will be back soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

We had lunch here in January 2024. Food (9 prawns in garlic butter and a side salad with far too much dressing for 25 euro) was bland. A portion of overcooked chips was 7 euro. Turkey schnitzel was little better and offered similarly poor value....The menu is a confused mix of 1980s staples, service is not particularly friendly or efficient, the dining room is basic and old fashioned but lacks any kind of charm. The Roundwood Inn stands out for its staggeringly high prices that are on a par with high quality restaurants in Dublin City centre that showcase creatively cooked dishes using high quality ingredients in comfortable surroundings. One to avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Hi I went to the roundwood Inn for lunch with my family today 7/1/24, while visiting friends in the area. From the time we entered to the time we left our experience was disappointing, the staff were very unpleasant and unprofessional, we ordered 4 roast...lunches at 1:15 and waited until 2:05 until we got served the worst tasting and presented food I've ever seen in my life, plates of slops over flowing with watery gravy. To top it all off with rip off price of €22.50 per serving. I travel regularly with work and regularly eat out and can safely say this was the worst I've ever experienced..More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

I booked our table at the Roundwood Inn restaurant on New year's day to ensure we would get a table it was indeed busy on New year's day. We had a lovely table in front of the warm fire. Helen gave us a very warm...Roundwood Inn welcome and the atmosphere was typically relaxed and hospitable. I started with the seafood soup a perennial favourite of mine. It was brim full of seafood and the homemade brown bread which accompanied it was gorgeous. My brother had vegetable soup and enjoyed it too. I enjoyed sole as my main with all the trimmings. There was plenty to eat piping hot and deliciously succulent fresh and home cooked. My brother chose the turkey schnitzel a Roundwood Inn speciality. Again a generous portion and my brother said the turkey was melt in the mouth. Desserts are a favourite for both of us. Gerry went for the meringue glacé and I had the chocolate cake the latter was light and moist and served with a delicious creamy home made ice cream. Overall Gerry and I had a lovely afternoon at the Roundwood Inn. We were not rushed there was a pleasure gap between courses and Helen did everything she could to make the experience memorable. The chefs obviously care a great deal about the food they serve and the ingredients used. I am delighted to recommend this excellent restaurant to any potential guests and wish Helen Michael and all the staff well. I look forward to my next visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Hands down, the worst meal I ever had in a restaurant. Seafood pancake was utterly bad on taste. And to make it worse, the prices are complete rip off ok the top of it. I was expecting good and well presented plate at the price...of 23,5. Also my kids chicken was incredibly dry as well. I ate much nicer chicken from hot counter in Tesco. Comlete disasterMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

First up we are regulars but for very good reason. A warm friendly welcome and excellent home cooked food combine to make this a must go to destination. There are so many good dishes it’s hard to choose. We took friends today so sampled five...different dishes. They all went away saying how good the food was and what a fun time we had. Well done John, Mick and all the team. Thank you !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Expensive and poor quality food with stingy portions. Seafood pancake gluey and undercooked. Salad grim. Won't be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Food was ok but the price was a complete and utter rip off. €7 for a portion of chips and €8 for 2 cans of coke. I really got the feeling they’re ripping tourists/visitors off here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

I had the goulash soup and the pan fried Hake with chips and my spouse the steak with boiled potatoes, red cabbage, carrots and spinach. The Guinness was cold and smooth, the food very hot and very good, service was attentive and friendly. With football...playing on the TV in the connected pub it couldn’t feel more authentic. If somehow I’m ever this way again I’d certainly stop!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

What a lovely welcome and fabulous food, we loved it here. The pub is a welcome stop in the Wicklow Mountains.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Such generous restaurant owners! My husband and I arrived late on Sunday evening without reservations and yet they squeezed us in for dinner. Seating us at a table with a warm welcome, right next to the cozy fireplace. Delicious Irish stew and thick slices of...warm yummy bread. And, fine Guiness, of course. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Staff friendly but food overpriced and moderate. €25.50 for hake, chips and what was called salad. The fish was ok but the chips tasted like poor quality frozen food and the salad was awful. I wouldn't go there again.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

My brother Gerry and I booked the Roundwood Inn for our Easter Sunday lunch.It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. When we arrived we received a warm welcome from Helen who is both kind and a consummate professional. Helen brought us to our...table and proceeded to present with the many and varied menu options. To be honest the challenge was what to choose!! I started with a perennial favourite seafood soup and Gerry had the vegetable broth. Both were served piping hot and with deluxe home baked brown bread. We both savoured our dishes and not one drop remained. The main event for me was Roast Wicklow lamb with all the trimmings. The lamb was so tender absolutely melt in the mouth. The vegetables were cooked to perfection and had a definitive organic flavour. Both Gerry and I asked for stuffing and the portion was generous and the stuffing was really tasty.Delish. Gerry had the turkey schnitzel and he commented absolutely delicious. Quantity is always generous at the Roundwood Inn but even so we were determined to enjoy dessert ( It is Easter Sunday after all). After a little deliberation Ger settled on the meringue with butter scotch sauce and I chose the Baileys gateau. I remarked to Helen that the Baker had been generous with the Baileys and she smiled and said that was me.The gateau was light and so the combination of this with the generous amount of Baileys meant it was most enjoyable indeed. The white wine recommended by Helen proved a perfect accompaniment to the meal and I finished with a Creme de Menthe which was perfectly made. Overall Gerry and I would like to thank HELEN MICHAEL and all the lovely staff at ROUNDWOOD INN for their welcome delicious food and lovely atmosphere. It really made our Easter Sunday special. I have NO HESITATION in recommending ROUNDWOOD INN and I look forward to the pleasure of another visit there very soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

When it comes to family owned Restaurants and pubs you cant get much better than The Roundwood Inn, Michael the owner and what I can only believe was his son catered for me and a group of friends after our walk in the mountains, The...son also Mikey! came out and entertained and chatted to us, he was very helpful and mature. Michael please allow him to take over, its in great hands!! Lovely grub and he also complimented my Wicklow GAA 2008 jersey which was nice. A very bright young man.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4